Goodreads asked Frank Ryan:

How do you deal with writer’s block?

Frank Ryan Most writers suffer this for short periods. In my experience, all it takes is one new idea and it is gone. But sometimes it lasts much longer. This is worse in fiction than non-fiction since fiction is so dependent on new inspiration. Try to distract yourself. Do something else - preferably something out of doors. Read, watch inspirational programmes on TV, or film. For me visual stimuli are very important. Music can also be very inspirational to me.

Maybe try talking about your theme to a group, or a lecture audience, and encourage questions. The questions reveal what your potential readership might like to know.

Be patient.

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